[Photo courtesy of dVerse host, Gabriella – used by permission]
Tears flow unbidden as the train takes me away from all that I’ve ever known. A journey such as mine might be undertaken for many different reasons…for some, they are fleeing a past that has left them broken and shattered. For others, the journey is one of hope, a seeking out of new opportunities. For me, I leave the place that I loved, but life’s circumstances have taken away all that I once held dear.
As if the sky understands my emotions, the clouds begin to weep. I long to stand with arms outstretched and let the sky’s tears merge with my own, but alas, a sheet of glass prevents me from feeling the drizzle’s cool embrace.
the window pane
once again stops
the rain’s caress
Today is Haibun Monday at dVerse. A haibun is a Japanese for that combines prose with haiku. I’m rebelling a bit against the rules, and ending my prose section with a Than Bauk (a Burmese poetic form) instead of a haiku.